Johan Cruyff

“When Guardiola was a boy they told me “oh he is one of the best’. So I looked for him in the reserves but he didn’t play in the reserves. I looked for him in the first team and he didn’t play in the first team. Eventually, I found him in the third youth team. So, I said to the coaches ‘you said Guardiola was one of the best’ and they replied “yes but physically he is not’. I told them to put Guardiola in the reserves, I explained that he will grow, don’t worry everybody grows. They said “yes, but we will lose’. I told them “if we lose, we need to create footballers”. Guardiola did very well.

Johan Cruyff.